|2013||Screaming Cabernet Sauvignon|
RP 97+ pts, AG 98+ pts.
|2012||Krutz Family Magnolia Napa Cabernet Sauvignon|
Well, I never thought that I would be writing again about declassified cult juice but.... I tasted the 2012 Krutz Family Vineyard Magnolia Napa Cabernet and was blown away. Espresso bean, black fruits, pencil lead, and a silky, rich finish are hallmarks of this beauty, made up of 91% cult Cabernet juice. I was told by my distributor what the "cult" source is but am sworn not to put it in writing. Suffice to say that Oakville is the epicenter. Do a little googling and sleuthing on the internet and you won't be disappointed; this Cab is the real deal!
|2013||Lewis Reserve Napa Cabernet Sauvignon|
WS 95 pts.
|2014||Peter Michael Belle Cote Estate Chardonnay|
RP 95-98 pts.
|2014||Peter Michael La Carriere Estate Chardonnay|
RP 91-96 pts.
|2013||Booker Fracture Syrah|
RP 99 pts.
|2013||Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red|
RP 93-95 pts, AG 94 pts.
|2013||Maybach Family Vineyards Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon|
RP 98+ pts.
|2013||Sea Smoke Ten Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir||$119.95|
|2013||Bevan Cellars Sugarloaf Mountain Proprietary Red|
RP 99 pts.
|2013||Aubert CIX Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir|
RP 95+ pts.
|2013||Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir|
RP 94 pts.
|2013||Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir|
RP 94+ pts.
|1989||Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee Conti|
WS 97 pts.
|2013||Kongsgaard Napa Chardonnay|
RP 95-97 pts.
|2013||Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir|
WS 92 pts.
|2013||Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon|
AG 95+ pts.
|2012||Shatter Cotes Catalanes Languedoc Grenache|
So what happens when Dave Phinney (Orin Swift The Prisoner) and Joel Gott (Trinchero, Joel Gott Wines, and Newman's Own) hunker down and decide to make a wine together? Pure, unabashed, unadulterated red wine bliss. Phinney hears from a friend about the great terroir in Maury, where the vines struggle in the rocky hillsides. Where's that you say? The South of France in Languedoc. He's so jazzed by what he sees/tastes that he creates a winery there. He persuades his buddy Gott to partner up on a project and thus Shatter is born. WA 92 pts.